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Took 3000 iu vitamin D3 daily for a week, I recently had cheekbone implants made of rib cartilage. Read that high D3 can cause bone loss. Will taking that dose have resorbed some of the implants?

Took 3000 iu vitamin D3 daily for a week, I recently had cheekbone implants made of rib cartilage. Read that high D3 can cause bone loss. Will taking that dose have resorbed some of the implants?

No.: The amount and duration of vitamin D you've taken isn't enough to cause any long term, much less immediate, problems. Vitamin D toxicity can raise serum calcium levels primarily by resorbing bone. But cartilage is a non-bony fibrous tissue which isn't directly affected by vitamin D metabolism. While taking 3000 IU D3 supplement shouldn't cause you harm, there's no real benefit either. ...Read more

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I'm afraid i might have broke my cheekbone. What should I do?

Evaluation and x ray: Have it evaluated and x rays done. Go to the er if you cannot be quickly seen by your own doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?

Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?

Facial asymmetry!: Your body is really quite asymmetric, one foot may be larger than the left, etc. Issues facial asymmetry are magnified, particularly with females. Check with your pcp and discuss this. If there is a severe difference you may have surgical oprtions, ie plastic surgeon, oral-maxillofacial surgeon, or ent. ...Read more

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How do you heal a broken cheekbone?

Diagnose first: The first and most important step is to see a healthcare provider to diagnose the type of fracture you have. If it is a non-displaced fracture, no treatment may be necessary. If there is displacement of the fracture, the location and type of fracture(s) can dictate what surgical approach will be used. Afterwards, healing is dependent upon a healthy diet and following postop instructions. ...Read more

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Could having a broken cheekbone be dangerous?

Could having a broken cheekbone be dangerous?

A zygoma fracture: That also involves a blow out fracture of the orbital rim entrapping the inferior rectus muscle of the eye can significantly effect vision. ...Read more

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The side of my face hurts near the cheekbone. I got hit. Will steak help?

The side of my face hurts near the cheekbone. I got hit. Will steak help?

Cold pack: A cold pack might be helpful but a steak per se offers no specific benefit. If you were hit hard you might want to be checked by a doctor to determine if you need a c/t scan to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?

Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?

Possibly: Colds may cause swollen lymph nodes but not as much as bacterial infection. If the swollen node is under the angle of your jaw it may also be caused by an infected tooth or possibly a sinus infection. If your cold worsens or you get a fever then see your doctor. If the cold goes away and the node gets better then they were likely related. ...Read more

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Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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Could getting punched in the cheekbone cause it to grow bigger?

Could getting punched in the cheekbone cause it to grow bigger?

Trauma: Trauma results in temporary bruising and swelling. We can't determine over the internet what's occurring in your particular case. See your dentist and\or physician for an accurate and proper evaluation. ...Read more